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  • King telling stories with melody

    King telling stories with melody
    Ownership means everything to the R&B vocal trio King. The group's three women — sisters Paris and Amber Strother along with Anita Bias — chose a name that conveys dominion, even if the group's ethereal harmonies and shifting electronic drum...
  • Mark Olsen's best indie films of 2014

    Throughout the year people you thought you knew showed they were still full of surprises. In 2014, when some would see cinema as a storytelling mode and cultural force as an endangered species, these are vital signs of life. Here is Mark Olsen's top ten...
  • Kinky Love grabs hold of the sound of Chicago

    Kinky Love grabs hold of the sound of Chicago
    Chicago is a sprawling, complex, historically rich city that is difficult to define. What is the sound of the city? For the members of Kinky Love, it sounds slinky, synth-y and downright sexy. At least, that is the sound the group gravitates toward on its...
  • For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans

    For 'Airline Highway,' Lisa D'Amour knows New Orleans
    When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
  • REVIEW: 'HoliDaze' from Step Up Productions at Chicago Dramatists

    REVIEW: 'HoliDaze' from Step Up Productions at Chicago Dramatists
    I was fully charmed by this small-scale collection of original short plays from Step Up Productions. The stories at hand are not necessarily Christmas-focused, but they all share the holiday setting and capture that strange love-hate sensation this time...
  • Sing along with 'Fiddler on the Roof' on Christmas Eve

    Sing along with 'Fiddler on the Roof' on Christmas Eve
    Talk about tradition. For the seventh year running, the Laemmle theater chain will present its annual Christmas Eve "Fiddler on the Roof" sing-along, so successful that it's now a fixture at no less than six theaters. Director Norman Jewison turned the...
  • Sony scraps 'The Interview' release; North Korea blamed for hack

    Sony Pictures Entertainment's extraordinary decision to scrap the Christmas release of "The Interview" came amid mounting pressure from powerful theater owners and other studios concerned that the film's release could keep moviegoers away from multiplexes...
  • 1980's 'The King and the Mockingbird' finally alights in U.S.

    1980's 'The King and the Mockingbird' finally alights in U.S.
    "The King and the Mockingbird" was released to acclaim in 1980 in France and has been cited as an influence on such renowned animators as Oscar winner Hayao Miyazaki, but rights issues had prevented the film from opening in the U.S. — until now....
  • Off-screen, 'Unbroken's' prisoner and captor became friends

    Off-screen, 'Unbroken's' prisoner and captor became friends
    World War II is often called "the last good war" by Westerners. That's not true in Japan. And in treading into the murky depths of the Pacific Theater with the story of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini, who was imprisoned by the Japanese and targeted by a...
  • Lorde finds sisterhood with Katniss in the songs for 'Mockingjay 1'

    Lorde finds sisterhood with Katniss in the songs for 'Mockingjay 1'
    She's a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm. And she moves through town, quiet like a fight. The low hum that begins "Yellow Flicker Beat" takes the viewer from the final shot of the transformed heroine Katniss Everdeen to the closing...
  • Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas

    Kevin Costner's 'Black or White,' a labor to produce, explores gray areas
    No studio wanted to make it. And once he had spent $9 million of his own money to produce it, no one stepped up to distribute the thing. Passion project, albatross, conversation starter? Just don't let Kevin Costner hear you call his new film...